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. and may god continue to bless the united states of america. thank you. >> and that was secretary of state hillary clinton speaking at the state department about tuesday's attack in libya that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans, saying that this is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths and reminding people that the u.s. is a force for peace and progress and that this attack was by a small and savage group of individuals. we remind you that president obama will comment at the white house less than an hour from now. we will also bring you that statement live. this has been a cbs news special report. i'm norah o'donnell along with charlie rose in new york. for those of you in the west, our coverage of this breaking news story continues. >>> good morning. to our viewers in the west, it is wednesday, september 12th, 2012. welcome to ""cbs this morning." the u.s. ambassador to libya has been killed. we'll have complete coverage from the middle east to washington. >>> the white house denies the president is snubbing israel's prime minister
. >> warner: the president said the united states would work with the libyan government to track down the perpetrators. >> today, we mourn four more americans who represent the very best of the united states of america. we will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. and make no mistake, justice will be done. >> warner: for now, the pentagon ordered special units of marines to libya called "fast" teams, like this detachment shown training, to reinforce security at diplomatic sites in libya. and from tripoli, the president of libya's national assembly echoed the words of his american counterparts. >> ( translated ): we apologize to the united states of america and to the american people and to the whole world for what happened, and at the same time we expect the rest of the world to help us face these cowardly criminal acts. we refuse to use our country's land as a scene of cowardly reprisals. >> warner: those reprisals came apparently in response to internet clips of a film titled "the innocence of muslims" that crudely defamed the prophet muhamm
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to building bridges between the united states and the arab and muslim world, particularly libya. and i think this is going to sour a lot of americans about the future trajectory of the middle east, about the direction in which the arab spring is headed. and i think particularly this is tragic for syrians. syrians who are now under siege or around 20,000 syrians have been killed by the regime of assad and i think many syrians were hoping for an outside intervention or outside aid to provide some type of save zones. and i think the reality is that after the united states and nato had gone into libya it oust gadhafi, i think there will be far less appetite to want on do anything in syria. >> probably also raises huge questions about money from america that is going to fund some of these governments particularly in egypt where it's $1.5 billion plus another billion that was being put together in a package right now. how do you think that plays out in congress at this point? >> that's absolutely right. egypt is a country which has i think the second or third largest aid package from the united st
of state tonight. addresses the united nations tomorrow. but he's also made some time in his very busy schedule to tape an appearance on "the view." not necessarily everyone is all that happy about that. let's bring in our chief white house correspondent, jessica yellin. give us a little background here. >> reporter: hi, wolf. not everyone is happy because he's not taking any sitdown meetin with other heads of state, including with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. the two leaders aren't even in new york city at the same time. the president is making this one a very quick trip before he hits the campaign trail again. heading into a big week, president obama was asked if he's under pressure from israel's prime minister to step up his efforts against iran. he told cbs -- >> i am going to block out any noise that's out there. >> reporter: the romney campaign bounced, accusing the president of a chronic disregard for the security of israel. and he's taking heat for this, too. the president arrived in new york a day ahead of his big speech to the united nations. and he sat down for
, is what the egyptian government is now demanding. >> calling on the united states to condemn americans who have engaged in critical speech towards muslims or hateful speech. and it reflects very deep, widespread unrest and skepticism. and even hostility towards the united states. >> the gruber institute adds that -- >>> google for its part will not remove the youtube video linked to the attack and the protests. but the company says it will block people from viewing the 14-minute clip in india and egypt, where it is incendiary. >> reporter: that's right. you know, the film is called "innocence of muslims." the film depicts the prophet mohammed as a fraud. google says the video will remain online because it is within the guidelines. it's a video nbc has chosen not to show. this is the executive director of the council for islamic-american relations. >> it's not the censorship. and as advocates, we believe this video should be left up. but also the right of people to protest, to speak out against it. >> reporter: this tech analyst believes that to take it off of youtube, it would encourage mo
critics. >> mob of al qaeda sympathizers in egypt forcing the united states into making a statement essentially of apology. on 9/11 of all days, for something which we are not responsible for. i would say to the mob, go to hell. >> reporter: the administration later disavowed its own embassy's response saying the statement by embassy cairo was not cleared by washington and does not reflect the views of the united states government. the ultimate fear for the administration, that libya and egypt may be just the beginning. will this be contained in those two countries or there will be uprisings in other countries, as well? that's something we obviously don't know. but u.s. embassies around the globe have been told to on high alert. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> in a statement this morning, secretary of state hillary clinton identified one of the other americans killed. he is shaun smith a foreign service information management officer. he was a husband and a father of two. >>> the secretary of state added that diplomats and development experts stand on the front lines every day f
gad gad gad. >> since our founding the united states has been a state to respect all states but there is no justification for this senseless violence. >> the president joined soth clinton in meeting with the state department employees, some worked with the victims. mr. ob yaum and secretary clinton signed a book of condolences at the state department. >> how could this happen in a country we helped liberate in a city we helped save from destruction? this was an attack by a small and savage group. not the people or government of libya. >> attack in libya after crowds stormed the u.s. embassy in cairo, the egyptian mobs believe that movie insults islam. >> republican presidential candidate mitt romney criticized mr. ob yaum's response to anti-american protests throughout the muslim world. >> a terrible course for america to stand in in apology for our values that instead when our grounds are being attacked, and being breeched, that the first response of the united states must be outrage at the breech of the sovereignty of our nation. >> president obama announced he's ordered i
is not a challenge that can be contained. it will threaten the elimination of israel. the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: after his remarks, he crossed town to the clinton global initiative where he addressed an issue with potential appeal to evangelical and women voters, human sex trafficking. >> that's slavery. it is barbaric and it is evil and it has no place in a civilized world. >> reporter: wolf, on other top foreign policy concerns, he addressed the crisis in syria, he mentioned the withdrawal of troops from iraq and the draw down from afghanistan and the trouble between israel and the palestinians. but that was all. he essentially was checking the box on all those fronts. and no mention at all of china. in essence, wolf, this was a speech about the two crises that have consumed foreign policy discussion during the u.s. campaign. the tension between israel and iran and now this most recent crisis in libya, wolf. >> with six weeks to go until the election, jessica, tomorrow i take it he's right back out there in the swing states
the united states of america. thank you. >> you've been listening live to secretary of state, hillary clinton, speaking there in washington, talking about the attacks, the deadly attacks a at the embassy in libya where four americans were killed, including our u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens, who has bay area ties. that's a picture of him there. she says he will be remembered as a hero by many nations. she said this was an attack by a small and savage grew, not the government of libya. she said there were a lot of libya who helped the americans, taking them to the hospital. she also said the -- clinton said she has spoken to the interim president of libya. he's apologized and condemned this violence. clinton says a free and stable libya is still in their interest. they will not not -- they will not rest until those responsible for this are brought to justice and she also pointed out this happened on september 11th. we're going to continue to follow this story here throughout the morning on ktvu "mornings on 2" and in developing news in about 35 minutes, president obama will comment on
to protest outside the united states embassy. once again, this is in cairo. earlier there, there was a peaceful glepeace ful demonstration. let's bring in stephanie trong who joins us with more. >> reporter: one expert says it doesn't matter what sets off these attacks, be it a koran burning or a controversial video, that there is so much hostility towards the u.s. in the middle east that anything can spark the violence. the other expert saying it's the reaction from the leaders in egypt that's truly troubling. >> terrorist groups operating in a country where there's no control. islamists who might use libya as a base for terrorist operations. >> reporter: allen winer says it refeels libya as a failed state. he says an even bigger worry is what was said outside of benghazi, the egyptian government's demands. >> by calling on the united states to condemn americans who have engaged in hateful speech towards muslims and it reflects widespread unrest and skepticism and hostility towards the united states. >> reporter: senior fellow thomas henrikson says now the u.s. may be war
to libya, chris stevens. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: on tuesday, 20 militants, firing ought matting weapons and rocket propelled grenades stormed the american consulate in benghazi. the main building of the consulate was quickly on fire. at least four of the americans are believed to have died from smoke inhalation. no one was shot. for more than five hours, after the attack, the state department could not confirm ambassador stevens' whereabouts. his body was not recovered for 12 hours. >> libyans helped some of our diplomats find safety and carried ambassador stevens' body to the hospital where we trajically learned that he had died. >> reporter: the president emphasized the libya attack was carried out by a rogue group of militants and won't damage the u.s. relationship with the libyan government which vowed its cooperation. a terror group affiliated with al qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack. officials believe it was a pre-planned attack, possibly timed to the september 11th anniversary. and not linked t
their lives because they believe that the united states must be a force for peace and progress in the world. >> jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> certainly seemed like a good man. president obama said the united states flag will fly at half staff until sunset september 16th. >> 52 years old described as gentle, an idealist. couple stories to relate about chris stevens. john mccain says i guarantee you one thing, chris stevens did not want for us to abandon libya. he was living in a hotel room in benghazi under the threat of death every day, mccain said. he was a brave and wonderful man. he was down to earth. they loved him. another story is that he, wrangled a ride on a greek cargo ship and sailed into the rebel stronghold of benghazi. throughout it all -- >> stayed in a hotel. a car bomb in the parking lot. they had to leave the hotel. this guy really was a brave man. >> again, this was his third tour in libya. and the people really loved him and revered him there. >> stay with abc for the latest. as the events in libya unfold. >> we'll have updates on "america this morning" and late
. the interim president of libya has apologized to the united states for the attack that killed the american ambassador and a bay area native chris stevens. this is his picture. stevens is one of four americans killed in a rocket attack at the u.s. embassy in benghazi. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau now to tell us what happened and what sparked the violence. >> reporter: at this hour it's unclear who is responsible for the attack that killed ambassador chris stevens. stevens and three other americans were killed on a rocket strike on the american consulate. their deaths came as protestors allegedly angry about an online film that is offensive to islam attacked u.s. compounds in libya and egypt. pictures from the scene are airing on cnn. a former pentagon spokesperson is suggesting the attacks might have been coordinated and linked to the 9/11 anniversary. the jib january government is condemning the attacks. stanes -- president obama is calling him a courageous representative of the united states. secretary of state hillary clinton say there is is profound sadness over h
, from symbolic to severe. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: the sentiment crossed party lines. >> i join my colleagues in strongly condemning the murder of these innocent americans. >> reporter: ambassador stevens was killed in a rocket attack at the u.s. consulate on tuesday, the same day that the u.s. embassy in egypt was attacked. libya said the crowd was angered by an online movie considered offensive to islam. >> we apologize to the u.s. and to the american people and to the government and also to the rest of the world for what happened yesterday. >> reporter: president obama says the attack will not break the bonds between the u.s. and libya, though he underscored the seriousness of the situation. >> we will not waiver in our commitment to see that justice is done. >> reporter: u.s. officials say the u.s. has deployed a group of marines to libya to help secure facilities there. republican presidential candidate mitt romney says the administration's response to the attack sends mixed signals. >> the world
when a mob attacked the united states consulate in benghazi. stevens was raised in piedmont. >>> ambassador stevens' body and those of the other victims will be on their way to a u.s. military base in germany before heading home. a marine anti-terrorist team is on the ground providing security. the ambassador is again many that means here and in washington there's mourning. >> as an lamb an -- as-salaam alaikum. my name is chris stevens. >> the piedmont native spent most of his diplomatic career in the arab world with two tours in libya before he was appointed in may. five months after getting the job his life came to a violent and chaotic end when protesters stormed the embassy in benghazi. >> we condemn in the strongest terms, this senseless act of violence. we send our prayers to the families, friends and colleagues of those we've lost. >> three other americans died in the attack which was patient fully reaction to an online movie made by a california film maker that in s islam and the prophet mohammed. president obama took to the coast garden7laÑu to vow killers would b
that the united states is engaged in a war with islam and that the west is against islam. it's something that western politicians don't like to talk about and don't like to address. but it's what fuels the anger and the rage. and they're able to exploit that very easily, as was evidenced in libya. and that ideology is what is dangerous. so although one particular group may have been involved in planning the attack, the ideology fueling that kind of attack has come from a different place. and it's all over the world. it's a global threat. and some intelligence officials say it's not being dealt with aadequately. >> lara, that's an interesting piece in "the wall street journal" this morning about the ultra conservative islamist group that is a target of u.s. and libyan inquiries, the worry about this threatening the arab spring. how does this change u.s. policy in the middle east, since we've got protests in libya, egypt and now yemen this morning? >> u.s. policy in the middle east has been something of a roll of the dice since the arab spring began. it's been very clear to u.s. officials
said the united states will be relentless in tracking down the militants responsible for the attack on the consulate. he is vowing that they will be brought to justice. ken wayne is here now with one working theory about the motive, and how the u.s. is responding. >> two navy destroyers have been deployed to the coast of libya. it arrived today. amend the uss mcfall, coming from the strait of gibralter. the missiles travel about 550 miles per hour, and are equipped with gps for pinpoint accuracy. it is just one of the moves the united states has made in response to the killings of benghazi. >> reporter: earlier, he vowed those responsible will be found. >> we will not waiver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. and make no mistake, justice will be done. >> how could this be done in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction? this question reflects just how complicated and at times, how confounding the world can be. >> we are very sorry for what happened. we will do everything possible to help. >> reporter: in addition to t
brought back to the united states and welcomed home. >> reporter: romney said he had to delayed the start of his comments so he could watch the ceremony. he then pulled out a card to read the men's names and asked for a moment of silence. >> all of that rage has now spread to 20 countries all over the world. north africa, the middle east to pakistan and india. what we want to do is show you the situation specifically, there we go specifically in tenesia. so far two people have been killed. the american school there was also gutted by fire. and it was more of the same as we move on to the situation in egypt as well. riot police battling with hundreds of protesters just a few blocks from the american embassy in cairo. so far security forces have been able to keep them out of the embassy. one protester has been killed, dozens more have been injured. and coming up in about 12 minutes, we're going to look at how technology is now playing a major role in all of these protests. >>> firefighters revealed new information today about a fire that gutted part of a menlo park school yesterday. as ktvu
the united states, calling for more democracy. now, there is an ongoing clash here as some demonstrators are trying to attract u.s. embassy, which is right on the edge of this square and you can see fear gas being fired from egyptian security forces trying to keep the demonstrators away from the u.s. embassy wall. a similar scene today in yemen, as an angry mob attacked the u.s. embassy compound in the city of sanaa a state department official says that all u.s. personnel that the embassy in sanaa have been accounted for and appear to be safe. another assault on a u.s. embassy, this time in yemen. protesters threw stones at the embassy walls in the capital, sanaa. they climbed the gate, set fires, and raised posters denouncing a once-obscure u.s.-based internet movie that portrays the prophet mohammed. personnel in yemen were reportedly moved to a secure location. in cairo, more clashes, but this time, it's egyptian security pushing back. they fired tear gas to drive protesters away from the u.s. embassy in cairo. and the new egyptian president rejected violence against u.s. diplomats in
representative of the united states. as you mentioned he grew up in the bay area and graduated from uc berkeley. steven and three others were killed in a rocket attack on the american consulate. their deaths came as protestors angry about an online film that is offensive to islam attacked u.s. compounds in libya and egypt. pictures from the scene are on cnn this morning and one analyst says he believes the killings are part of a plot against the u.s.. >> they not only attack the embassy but they have someone laying in wait to attack the ambassadors car. it's more than just a crowd going after attacking about a film. >> reporter: of course there are a lot of unanswered questions this morning like who is responsible, why wasn't there better security? we will be pushing for answers for you here on ktvu. reporting live from washington, alison burns. >>> in egypt outrage over that film sparked violence at the u.s. embassy there. protestors climbed the embassy wall and grabbed the flag and replaced it with a egyptian flag. >>> ktvu tara moriarty is in alameda where the red cross is on the scene to he
. in the corner there, that is the street that leads to the united states embassy. and for the last hour or so, we've been seeing egyptian security guards firing tear gas at protesters trying to keep them away from the embassy walls. a very similar scene going -- taking place right now in the city of yemen in the capital of yemen, where protesters even managed to breach the compound walls. >> reporter: another assault on a u.s. embassy, this time in yemen. protesters threw stones at the embassy walls in the capital. they climbed the gate, set fire, and raised posters denouncing a once obscure u.s.-based internet movie that portrays the prophet mohammed. personnel in yemen were reportedly moved to a secure location. in cairo, more clashes, but this time, it's egyptian security pushing back. they fired tear gas to drive protesters away from the u.s. embassy in cairo. and the new egyptian president rejected violence against u.s. diplomats in a televised statement and said he told that to president obama in a phone call this morning. wednesday night in an interview with telemundo, the president was as
. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. we're working with the libyan government to secure our diplomats and i've directed my administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world. >> a team of 50 marines is said to be headed to the libyan capital. >> this incident is tragic. is it a tragedy. we condemn it. we will -- it is a tragedy. we condemn it. we will do everything possible to protect the american people. >> ambassador stevens was a 52- year-old former peace corps volunteer and veteran diplomat. shaun smith was an air force veteran and a married father of two young children. >> let us never ever forget that our freedom is only sustained because our people who are willing to fight for it, to stand up for it and in some cases lay down their lives for it. >> tonight u.s. officials are confirming the pentagon is positioning two warships off the libyan coast. president obama promising to work with the libyan government to bring the killers to justice. >> bob barnard tonight. more details this evening about ambassa
-islam internet movie made in the united states that washington has publicly and repeatedly denounced. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. >> reporter: the protesters aren't listening to that. authorities in cairo are erecting new walls around the embassy to prevent mobs from getting close, evidence in concrete of the growing divide between washington, cairo and beyond. there have been demonstrations against the offensive video in 11 countries so far. half of them in places where washington supported arab spring uprisings that toppled strong men who had formerly been u.s. allies. the arab spring has taken a dark turn. in yemen on thursday, protesters managed to break into the parking lot of the embassy in sanaa, destroying vehicles, smashing windows and even using a forklift to do more damage. no embassy staff was hurt. entering this volatile region now, the pope, leaving rome today for a previously scheduled visit to lebanon. so far there hasn't been any violence there. but today is friday, the mu
, at least initially, because the united states will be very wary of libya. they'll be very wary of the fact are they being told one thing by the government that wants to cozy up, wants american money. yet on the other hand are they encouraging elements, or at least giving them a certain tolerance to operate. we've seen that happen in egypt where the government will say one thing in english to us and another thing in arabic to its followers and other people in the world. one of the things to look for, do they really round up these people? are they tried? are they brought to justice? if that doesn't happen, that's a pretty good sign that the government is either complicit or doesn't want to be bothered very much. >> reporter: and henrichson warns that the u.s. cannot afford to leave this alone or lose any focus or sight of this, especially as we get deeper into our presidential election season. losing focus, again. coming up tonight at 6:00 on nbc bay area, we hear from an expert also here at stanford university who warns that the things that american leaders need to pay most attention to act
. >>> in afghanistan, the united states has suspended joint patrols with the military following a rash of attacks. as david martin reports, this latest development is another setback for u.s. efforts to turn over security issues to the afghan people. >> reporter: the order effectively suspends until further notice most of the operations which u.s. and afghan troops conduct side by side. at higher headquarters, afghans and americans will still work together, but in the field, small unit operations putting afghan soldiers alongside americans, the guts of the u.s. strategy to turn the fighting over to the afghans, will be suspended unless an exception is granted by a commanding general. the order was issued after a long weekend in which four american and two british troops were killed by so called insider attacks. afghans turning their guns on their supposed allies. joint chiefs chairman general martin dempsey called the surge in insider attacks a very serious threat to the campaign. in addition, two marines were killed and eight fighter jets destroyed by enemy fighters who penetrated a heavily fort
that deadline advocates say the state could meet it by releasing inmates early for good behavior. >>> two hundred passengers hoping to leave sfo and head to australia after their flight was cancelled two nights in a row. united airlines flight 863 was scheduled to leave sunday night, passengers were told it was delayed to monday night. last night the flight was again delayed until 9 a.m. this morning. one angry passenger abc7 news that everyone was given hotel and breakfast vouchers but the airline had already checked their luggage and wouldn't give it back. we are trying to reach united airlines for comment. >>> tuesday, i don't think it is quite full yet, but it is -- quite fall yet, but it is fall, it felt like it really is fall. >> just a few days way. >> couldn't wait i had to announce it early. >> great observation terry, we are losing the most amount of sunshine per day we lose during the year two minutes and 24 seconds, cloud cover not hugging the ground. visibilitys unlimited in the horizontal plain, fog not out there, just a lot of marine layer clouds 1500 to 2,000 feet. culprit
heads to battleground states ready to talk specifics. president obama will be courting female viewers with appearance on "the view." watch it here at 10. the president will show his international profile at the united nations. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad is also heading there for tomorrow's general assembly gathering with 100 other world leaders. the u.s. presidential vase heating up with more ads. -- race is heating up with more ads. >> reporter: mitt romney continues his battleground state tour in colorado today as he tries to rebound from a difficult week. national polls show the white house race tight, but president obama leads in the battle states. last night in denver, romney slammed the president's record. >> it is very clear, we can't afford four more years like the last four years, that's why we are going to get change, finally in washington the people in america deserve. >> reporter: when romney arrives in ohio tomorrow he will be greeted by a new tv ad from the obama campaign attacking him for saying 47% of americans are dependent on the government and view themse
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